Yamaha HPH-50 Closed-back Headphones


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Yamaha HPH-50 Closed-back Headphones

The Yamaha HPH-50 is an affordable closed-back set of headphones with straightforward features that are meant to appeal to those with budget constraints, from casual listeners to home studio owners.

At its core are 38mm neodymium drivers that work well with its closed cup design. It also comes with good swivel mechanism and velour ear pads, both of which are meant to make positioning easy and comfortable.

For plugging in, it comes with a 1/8" plug and a 1/4" adapter.


  • Type: Closed-Back
  • Driver Type: Dynamic
  • Driver Diameter: 38 mm
  • Magnet Type: Neodymium
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Maximum Input Power: 1000 mW
  • Sensitivity: 103 dB
  • Impedance: 35 Ohms
  • Weight: 4.64 oz
  • Cable: 6.5'


Most reviewers point to its balance of good quality and affordable cost as its main strength. And being a trusted brand for beginner musicians, many of these satisfied customers are plugging the HPH-50 to their portable keyboards or digital pianos for quiet practice. Its clarity and good balance of treble and bass are also well received by those who produce their own music at home.


There are some who feel that the Yamaha HPH-50 is a little too quiet for their taste, while a few users outright complain about the sound being thin.


The Yamaha HPH-50 headphones were on our recommended list until January 2020 when a thorough review of the category resulted in us uncovering more highly rated options that had become available which you can read about in our guide to Budget Studio Headphones.